Gumpert, the well-known German supercar manufacturer, unveiled two new vehicles at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show: the Apollo R and the Apollo Enraged. In this article we’ll focus on the Gumpert Apollo R, the so-called purebred race car. According to the manufacturer, the Apollo R is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine delivering an impressive 860 hp thanks to a higher supercharging pressure, ignition and control time adjustments, optimisation of the intake air ducts and a special racing exhaust system.
Still, the manufacturer says that the maximum performance can be obtained with the use of racing fuel with correspondingly high octane levels. Moreover, the car features enhanced engine and transmission cooling system due to the fact that it will also be deployed in Asia and it will face higher temperatures. Furthermore, the chassis was extended with a titanium blade stabiliser on the rear axle.
The Apollo R has a weight of only 1,100 kg, with an empty tank. Regarding its design, the car features a black-red-gold foil dress, while the driver and passenger doors are each graced by a griffin, a cross between an eagle and lion and therefore the lord of the air as well as the earth.